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New York Times, Thursday, May 12, 2011

Author:
Patrick John Duggan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JMQZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Duggan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Did nothing while other things went on : SATBY
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Staples of séances : RAPS
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Figurehead's place : SHIP
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Wrestling's ___ the Giant : ANDRE
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Slave who dies in the Temple of Vulcan : AIDA
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Trillion: Prefix : TERA
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Sparring session? : CASUALFRAY
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Place name before and after "Oh" in a Thomas Moore title : ERIN
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One who stirs the pot : CHEF
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Face down : OPPOSE
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I-90 in Mass., e.g. : TPKE
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Pitch for a pistol? : GLOCKSPIEL
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Geraldo Rivera opened one in 1986 : VAULT
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Composer of "The Microsoft Sound" : ENO
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Joneses : YENS
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Bacchanalias : SPREES
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"Gimme ___!" : ASEC
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Crime of which 17-, 26-, 51- and 59-Across are victims? : IDENTITYTHEFT
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Take for a ride : DUPE
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___ Union : SOVIET
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"Born from jets" sloganeer : SAAB
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It connects to the scull : OAR
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Source of strength : SINEW
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Suffering from chicken pox? : SICKANDRED
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Late-night wars participant : LENO
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Worn things : ATTIRE
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One may be left hanging : CHAD
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"The Wizard of Oz" companion : LION
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Jail cells? : PENALBOXES
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Hardware bit : TNUT
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Brand name that might ring a bell? : AVON
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Cook, as some beans : REFRY
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"It ___ laugh" : ISTO
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Time to give up? : LENT
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City in Provence : ARLES
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___ fly : SAC
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"Ugly Betty" actress Ortiz : ANA
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62-Down events, for short : TDS
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He killed Chuck Norris in "Return of the Dragon" : BRUCELEE
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"Amen to that!" : YEAH
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Drawing : RAFFLE
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Inspired stuff : AIR
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Hi-tech helper : PDA
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Give the go-ahead : SAYOK
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Open grassland : STEPPE
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Smack, so to speak : HEROIN
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Those in front of lenses : IRISES
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Jury : PANEL
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It's kept under the table : LEG
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Whack jobs : PSYCHOS
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Tubes : TVS
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Big ___ (nickname of baseball's Ortiz) : PAPI
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Member of an Iraqi minority : KURD
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Raising hell : ONATEAR
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Brit's teapot cover : COSY
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Conjure up spirits? : TENDBAR
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"Rugrats" dad : STU
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Aliens, for short : ETS
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Gadget whose name was inspired by "2001: A Space Odyssey" : IPOD
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Baddie : EVILDOER
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Dandy : FINE
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Typical Justin Bieber fan : TEEN
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Blue ball : TWO
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Occupations that may mean being forced to move away : SITINS
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Rebel, in a way : ACTOUT
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Like : AKINTO
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Take back, as a statement : RECANT
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1972 missile pact : SALTI
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Kingdom until 2008 : NEPAL
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FedEx alternative : DHL
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Start of an incantation : ABRA
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Night before : EVE
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Prefix with -com : NON
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Sports org. that lasted only one season : XFL
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Poet's preposition : ERE
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CBS part: Abbr. : SYS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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